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Jan 10, 2010 11:15pm EST
but apparently happening more and more here in america according to clergy, especially in southern california. these underground first communions and baptisms are happening in parks, hotel banquet halls and backyards. authorities say the priests are coming in from mexico and trying to raise money for their own parishes. >> sacraments are not to be sold. they're not to be bought by people. they're to be understood as gifts of god. and clergy who charge people for niece things distort the very meaning what it is for god to be a gift giving creature. >> reporter: father figueroa of the diocese is one of the accused. some clergy here in los angeles even sending memos to their own parishioners warning what he may be up to and trying to do here in america but father figueroa is widely popular in his own country of mexico. his own parish rolls right around 8,000 people. figueroa says he's only trying to minister to the community in the best way he knows how and doesn't believe he's done anything wrong. still no word if he will face official sanctions from the roman catholic church or his bishop. in
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